On Friday, December 8, 2006, Dacia’s automotive assembly plant manufactured its last commercial vehicle derived from the Renault R12 model as well as its last NG gearbox. The range of Dacia commercial vehicles, whose production started in 1975, comprised over the years no less than seven distinct versions, depending on the payload, the way in which the transport space was arranged, the transmission type or the actual size of the passenger compartment.
The introduction of the diesel engine in November 2002 stands out as one of the landmark achievements recorded by the commercial vehicles family.
The 31 years of production saw the manufacturing of a total of 318,969 vehicles belonging to the range that came to be known under the generic name of "Pick Up". The last vehicle to come out of the assembly line was a red Dacia 1307 Double Cab model, with an all-wheel drive system.
The decision was also taken to halt the production of NG gearboxes, which equipped all models manufactured at the Mioveni Plant under Renault R12 license (Sedan, Break, 1320, 1325 Liberta and Pick Up). This gearbox model was launched into production in 1972, totaling in the meantime some 2,332,715 manufactured units.
Aside from the Dacia Plant, NG gearboxes were also manufactured in France, Spain, Turkey, Argentina and Columbia.